Book Club Favorite: Every Note Played A powerful tale of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive, by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova.
Posted on Feb 4, 2019 05:30pm

By Heather Rainbow

Eight months ago, Richard's hands danced across piano keys with beauty and precision. He had the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique.

Now, Richard's entire right arm is paralyzed. It feels like a death and a loss of true love. He knows his left arm will go next, and that soon his whole body will be claimed by a devastating disease. Richard has ALS.

Karina is paralyzed by her inability to move on. She feels stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, is afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, and blames Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. But as Richard loses the ability to care for himself, Karina reluctantly becomes his caregiver. Can they reconcile their past before it's too late?

Every Note Played is a poignant and powerful exploration of forgiveness by Lisa Genova, a neuroscientist and the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice.

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